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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Rumana Abbas is a renowned Dentist in Jogeshwari East, Mumbai. You can visit her at Dr. Apte's Dental Clinic in Jogeshwari East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rumana Abbas and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Chronic Bad Breath - Causes and Management

M.D.S-Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Chronic Bad Breath - Causes and Management

One thing that can put away talking to someone very interesting is bad breath. And it is not an uncommon problem. While most just try to use mouth wash and chewing gums to keep it away, it is important to note that bad breath can be a sign of underlying causes, both in the mouth and the body as a whole.  

Identifying the reason can help in early diagnosis and prompt treatment of the actual disease condition.

There could be oral and general causes for bad breath or halitosis as it is medically called.  Food habits and other lifestyle habits including smoking can also lead to bad breath.

Oral causes:

  • Presence of food debris in a moist environment (saliva) is ideal for the oral bacteria to act on the food particles and break them down. This causes a bad breath, when it leads to plaque formation and it then calcifies into a hardened substance called calculus.  Plaque and calculus are the main ingredients for tooth decay and periodontal disease.
  • Severe tooth decay leads to bad breath as does periodontal infections. In severe cases, there could even be abscess formation in the root area of the tooth with pus formation 
  • Unclean dentures are another source of halitosis. There could be food lodged in between teeth or the undersurface of the denture, leading to bad breath.
  • Dry mouth or xerostomia - Certain diseases and drugs can lead to dry mouth with reduced amounts of saliva.  Saliva has a natural flushing effect on the bacteria, and in its absence, the bacteria thrive, leading to a bad odour.

General health:  Chronic diseases like gastroesophageal reflux disease, digestive disorders, liver disorders, cancer, and diabetes can lead to bad breath. 

Others:

  • Long-term smoking and/or chewing tobacco and alcohol are also reasons for bad breath.
  • Crash diets:  People on low-carb diets can have a bad breath, owing to burning of the fat and producing ketones, which have a strong smell.
  • Medications: Nitrates to reduce angina, chemotherapy agents for cancer, phenothiazines for anxiety can all lead to bad breath. They reduce saliva and/or release chemicals causing bad breath.

Management:  The first step in managing halitosis is to nail the cause down, which makes it easier to treat.

  • Start with oral hygiene check, and if there is decay or gum disease, consider restorations and cleaning.
  • Mouth rinses can be used in the maintenance phase.
  • Cessation of tobacco use should be considered.
  • General health conditions like GERD should be managed
  • Artificial saliva in cases of xerostomia
  • Alternative medications if they are causing the bad breath

Oral breath is definitely embarrassing but can be managed very easily.

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Hi Doctors, I am observing there are bleeding from my gums for more than a month and they have swelling also. Is it could be because of my constipation. Please advise.

BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Hi Doctors, I am observing there are bleeding from my gums for more than a month and they have swelling also. Is it c...
Bleeding gums is a sign of gum disease visit your nearest dentist for proper cleaning and polishing of teeth constipation can cause bad breath and mouth ulcers.
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I am 20 years old male. I have blue black (blend) gums and yellowish teeth. What should I do for healthy gum and teeth.

MDS Prosthodontics, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am 20 years old male. I have blue black (blend) gums and yellowish teeth. What should I do for healthy gum and teeth.
Blue black gum may be due to melanin which varies from person to person and it's not indicating that your gums are not healthy but to get esthetic (pink gums) you can consult periodontist. And for yellowish teeth also you should consult periodontist first. Yellowish teeth may be due to poor oral hygiene, or fluorosis, or side effect of some medicine. It can be get white by just scaling or bleaching or veneer prosthesis.
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At about 12 years of my age I fell down and I got broken right incisor teeth just damaged crown. Can I get implant that. What will b the cost.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
At about 12 years of my age I fell down and I got broken right incisor teeth just damaged crown. Can I get implant th...
If the root is still there take x-ray if enough bone support is there or if required epicoectomy can b done n then cap can b given if no than remaining root can b extracted n implant can b taken.
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I have problem in my teeth. Dr. say RCT. What is RCT and it is good for my teeth.

B.D.S
Dentist, Siliguri
I have problem in my teeth. Dr. say RCT. What is RCT and it is good for my teeth.
Rct is" root canal treatment. It is a way to preserve your teeth rather than getting it extracted. There are canals present in every tooth root. These canals carry nerves and blood vessels to the tooth to provide it nutrition. In a carious tooth i. E decayed tooth these canals serve as a channel for the spread of bacterial infection. In rct the nerves and vessels are removed with the help of a dental file, the canal is cleaned, irrigated and disinfected and filled with a biocompatible tooth material.
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Improving Dental Health

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Improving Dental Health
Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.
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My gum also bleed when some food got between my teeth how tis problem can be solved.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
My gum also bleed when some food got between my teeth how tis problem can be solved.
Bleeding gums with food lodgement is due to spaces between teeth or carious teeth. consult a dentist near you for thorough check up and treatment accordingly. start rinsing mouth with warm salt water twice a day
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I have to remove one of my rear side tooth due to decay. On removing it, it was found that the tooth next to it has a small black spot on it. Do I need RCT. Please advise.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
A small black spot from above can also cause a big dig inside. If it is on superficial layer, only filling is advised. If it is deep, it might need a rct. To confirm, you need to go for a xray.
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M aged 52. Full scaling done but after 3 months there seems bleeding in gums. Gums are very weak. What to do ? Please suggest.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
M aged 52. Full scaling done but after 3 months there seems bleeding in gums. Gums are very weak. What to do ? Please...
hello dpk...getting professional scaling done once in every 6 months will help you maintain good oral hygiene..tartar,vitamin c deficiency cause gum blededing...not only regular dental checkups and getting professional scaling done practicing gum massage daily would help you
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Hi I am 26 years old. I am facing problem with teeth pain sensitivity and hair fall, can you please let me know what should I do and please let me know the if require medicine name also.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hi I am 26 years old. I am facing problem with teeth pain sensitivity and hair fall, can you please let me know what ...
Tooth sensitive and hair fall are two different problems. Tooth sensitive can be treated by desensitise paste
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I have pain in my teeth continuously from last two days. Reason behind this pain.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
take tab combiflam for pain and see dental surgeon in clinic for check up the reason and treatment of pain in your teeth ..
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What can be the reason my lips and mouth are looking different and when I close my lips they look very different. And I am not comfortable.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What can be the reason my lips and mouth are looking different and when I close my lips they look very different. And...
Kindly consult an orthodontist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (model study, full mouth & profile x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need fixed / removable braces. Requirements may depends on the age, complaint, duration of the treatment & affordability. Cost of cosmetic dentistry (braces) varies with dentist.
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I am suffering from a mouth ulcer about 4 days. But it is appeared frequently. How can I get relief from it?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am suffering from a mouth ulcer about 4 days. But it is appeared frequently. How can I get relief from it?
YOu are suffering from apthous ulcers and these are common and people treat it with Vit B complex tablets ., YOu can apply Zytee gel also
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I have recurrent apathe in mouth again and again. Which bleeds also on brushing I am very frustrated. Plzz tell me what condition it signifies?

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
I have recurrent apathe in mouth again and again. Which bleeds also on brushing I am very frustrated.
Plzz tell me wh...
Ulcers generally take 1-2 weeks to heal completely. Recurrent ulcers can be due to local mouth conditions such as rough teeth surface or rough mouth appliances or dentures n cheek bites. It can also b due to general nutrtional deficiency, digestion prob, work pressure n stressful lifestyle etc. Certain bacterial n viral infections also cause ulcers. Treatment: start on multivitamin tabs which includes vit c n iron supplements if your hb% levels r low. Apply dologel oral ointment on ulcers thrice daily. Avoid spicy n oily food, alcohol, tea n coffee. Drink plenty of water n hv fibrous n citrous foods. Visit dentist to rule out oral factors responsible for ulcers.
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I want to get my tooth treated with root canal. Please suggest me is there any other way to resolve this.

I want to get my tooth treated with root canal. Please suggest me is there any other way to resolve this.
Hello Sir Root canal treatment is the best way to treat a painful tooth. Gone are those days when such teeth were removed. Now-a-days we treat the tooth & save it. In RCT, cleaning of the diseased pulp canal (nerves) is done which is followed by filling of the pulp canal with a bio-compatible filling material.
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I went through an root canal recently .for 6 degree cavity. How many more appointments are needed and what is the procedure in each one. And is it normal to experience pain during an rct.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I went through an root canal recently .for 6 degree cavity. How many more appointments are needed and what is the pro...
Initial pain n than no sin n once it's cleaned it's sealed sittings r required till cleaning n steralization r complete
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I am 41 yrs old male. I feel pain in one tooth whenever I eat sweet. Without sweet everything is ok.

SVD, FRHS, PGDMC, BDS
Dentist, Ghaziabad
I am 41 yrs old male. I feel pain in one tooth whenever I eat sweet. Without sweet everything is ok.
Apply shy nm toothpaste on affected tooth twice a day. If you will not get the result then consult me privately
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I have a big gap between my front two teeth! I haven't visited any dentist yet, but my parents say I'll have to put braces which I do not want! Please help me what can I do to reduce the gap between my front two teeth!

PERIODONTIST, B.D.S.
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
I have a big gap between my front two teeth! I haven't visited any dentist yet, but my parents say I'll have to put b...
For correction of this big gap you need braces treatment only. You have to visit a orthodontist for that. Don't worry if you are worried about your appearance, then there are various methods by which it doesn't look that bad. - you can select tooth colored braces - you can place braces on inner side so it won't be visible from front.
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